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Routledge Studies in Fascism and the Far Right


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This new book series focuses upon fascist, far right and right-wing politics primarily within a historical context but also drawing on insights from other disciplinary perspectives. Its scope also includes radical-right populism, cultural manifestations of the far right and points of convergence and exchange with the mainstream and traditional right.

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A Fascist Decade of War: 1935-1945 in International Perspective

A Fascist Decade of War: 1935-1945 in International Perspective

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Marco Maria Aterrano, Karine Varley
May 15, 2020

From the invasion of Ethiopia in 1935 through to the waning months of the Second World War in 1945, Fascist Italy was at war. This Fascist decade of war comprised an uninterrupted stretch of military and political engagements in which Italian military forces were involved in Abyssinia, Spain,...

Failed Führers: A History of the British Extreme Right

Failed Führers: A History of the British Extreme Right

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Graham Macklin
April 15, 2020

This book provides a comprehensive history of the ideas and ideologues associated with the racial fascist tradition in Britain. It charts the evolution of the British extreme right from its post-war genesis after 1918 to its present-day incarnations. The book details the ideological and strategic...

CasaPound Italia: Contemporary Extreme-Right Politics

CasaPound Italia: Contemporary Extreme-Right Politics

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Caterina Froio, Pietro Castelli Gattinara, Giorgia Bulli, Matteo Albanese
March 17, 2020

In 2003, the occupation of a state-owned building in Rome led to the emergence of a new extreme-right youth movement: CasaPound Italia (CPI). Its members described themselves as "Fascists of the Third Millennium", and were unabashed about their admiration for Benito Mussolini. Over the next 15...

The International Alt-Right: Fascism for the 21st Century?

The International Alt-Right: Fascism for the 21st Century?

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Patrick Hermansson, David Lawrence, Joe Mulhall, Simon Murdoch
February 24, 2020

The alt-right has been the most important new far right grouping to appear in decades. Written by researchers from the anti-racist advocacy group Hope not Hate, this book provides a thorough, ground-breaking and accessible overview of this dangerous new phenomenon. It explains where the...

A.K. Chesterton and the Evolution of Britain’s Extreme Right, 1933-1973

A.K. Chesterton and the Evolution of Britain’s Extreme Right, 1933-1973

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Luke LeCras
December 19, 2019

Arthur Kenneth (A.K.) Chesterton was a soldier, journalist and activist whose involvement with fascist and extreme right-wing politics in Britain spanned four decades. Beginning with his recruitment to Oswald Mosley’s ‘Blackshirts’ in the 1930s, Chesterton’s ideological relationship with fascism,...

Legal Challenges to the Far-Right: Lessons from England and Wales

Legal Challenges to the Far-Right: Lessons from England and Wales

1st Edition

Natalie Alkiviadou
December 11, 2019

The work considers the international and European obligations of the UK in the realm of challenging the far-right and assesses the extent to which it adheres to them. It looks at the role of criminal law in tackling hate speech and hate crime and assesses how English law deals with political...

Cumulative Extremism: A Comparative Historical Analysis

Cumulative Extremism: A Comparative Historical Analysis

1st Edition

Alexander J. Carter
December 10, 2019

This book frames several historical incidents of violent movement-countermovement conflicts within the concept of ‘cumulative extremism’— the mutually reinforcing dynamic of radicalisation that can develop between two or more antagonistic groups. Drawing on several in-depth case studies, including...

The Rise of the Dutch New Right: An Intellectual History of the Rightward Shift in Dutch Politics

The Rise of the Dutch New Right: An Intellectual History of the Rightward Shift in Dutch Politics

1st Edition

Merijn Oudenampsen
December 01, 2019

In the past twenty years, a wave of right-wing populist movements has swept over Europe, changing the face of European politics. The Netherlands has been one of the more iconic countries to partake in this shift. Known internationally as an emblem of progressivism and tolerance, the country soon...

Trumping Democracy: From Reagan to the Alt-Right

Trumping Democracy: From Reagan to the Alt-Right

1st Edition

Chip Berlet
November 29, 2019

Since 2014, over 80 people have been killed in the United States of America by Right-wing terrorists. In 2016 Donald Trump was elected President of the United States and received substantial support from White nationalists. This book explains the increase in violent White nationalism and Trump’s...

Vigilantism against Migrants and Minorities (OPEN ACCESS)

Vigilantism against Migrants and Minorities (OPEN ACCESS)

1st Edition

Tore Bjørgo, Miroslav Mareš
October 31, 2019

This edited volume traces the rise of far right vigilante movements – some who have been involved in serious violence against minorities, migrants and other vulnerable groups in society, whereas other vigilantes are intimidating but avoid using violence. Written by an international team of...

The Far Right and the Environment: Politics, Discourse and Communication

The Far Right and the Environment: Politics, Discourse and Communication

1st Edition

Bernhard Forchtner
September 18, 2019

At the beginning of the twenty-first century, both the crisis of liberal democracy, as visible in, for example, the rise of far-right actors in Europe and the United States, and environmental crises, from declining biodiversity to climate change, are increasingly in the public spotlight. Whilst...

Latin American Dictatorships in the Era of Fascism: The Corporatist Wave

Latin American Dictatorships in the Era of Fascism: The Corporatist Wave

1st Edition

António Costa Pinto
June 26, 2019

Latin American Dictatorships in the Era of Fascism focuses on the reverse-wave of dictatorships that emerged in Latin America during the 1930s and the transnational dissemination of authoritarian institutions in the era of fascism. António Costa Pinto revisits the study of authoritarian...

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